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dinsdag 14 maart 2017

NHS Confederation: Niall Dickson: The Budget's increased social care funding and Green Paper are good news and we now...

Niall Dickson: The Budget's increased social care funding and Green Paper are good news and we now need consensus on long-term funding
NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson has said the extra national funding for social care in the Budget 2017 is good news, as is the Green Paper on long-term funding, and we will now await more details. There is a now a need to find consensus on long-term funding.
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Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose
Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 March) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year almost doubling in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness among patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.
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Niall Dickson: The King's Fund report reinforces difficulty of transforming services when budgets are tight
NHS Confederation Chief Executive, Niall Dickson, says The King's Fund's report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' says no one should underestimate the challenge of changing care when budgets are so tight.
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